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president obama will announce how many troo will bring home from afghanistan beginning next month. the announcement follows months of debate in the white house, it comes with increasing concern in the war andure role in the country. the administration fac a number of challenges at home. unemployment remains high at 9.1%. the housing market continues to suffer and the u.s. debt has surpassed 14 trillion dollars. all of this will pose a significant challenge for the president in the 2012 eltion. joining me now a group of comments from the new york time from washington david brooks, with me here in new york, david leonhardt, roger cohen and tom friedman. they have all won too many awards to talk about. mi pleased to have all of them on this program today to talk about america. what's the challenge for us? because wherever i go around the world the thing they say is tt we want america to take care of their business at home first, so that they can lead the world and pla an important part as the rest of the world changes. >> well, charlie, i think the world does understan that america p
, and two wars have gone unpaid for. it's estimated that the war in afghanistan will is costing $120 billion this year. >> to borrow without limit and without thinking how we are going to pay this back seems to me stupid and immoral. >> for somepson, there is also the problem of selfishness. >> don't blame it all on congress. blame it on the american people who sent people to washington to bring home the bacon. and the way you got reelected was you just went and got it for them. and now the pig is dead. there's no more bacon to bring home. >> solving the debt problem is not only an economic and political challenge. the crisis raises philosophical and moral questions about what kind of government and society americans want. last april, the conservative majority in the house of representatives passed a budget for next year proposed by the chair of its budget committee, paul ryan. he outlined his plan to the american enterprise institute. >> the budget begins by lowering taxes, with top individual and corporate rates capped at 25%. and we can get real growth and competition in america. >> and t
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